Day twenty-two of Black History month: Prince Rogers Nelson. #prince If you've known me for any amount of time you already know that I adore this man. I remember him from way back in my teen magazines. I thought he was "dirty." I was basically narrow minded and liked my boy band good boys. Ughh! I came to love Princes music, and then him. ('cuz he was "dirty"... lol) I am mesmerized by how he plays the guitar. He becomes the guitar and the music flows through him. His sound is unique perfection. Prince loved women and gave opportunity to them at a time when woman where mostly sexual objects in music video. They were part of his band and he promoted their careers. He was a Minnesota home boy and connected to the music scene there. He fought his record company and won by refusing to be owned by their contracts... for a time his name was a symbol and he created controversy by writing slave across his face. I've seen Purple Rain countless times. I made my ex-husband take me to see it in the theater multiple times, then bought the vhs tape the day it went on sale. #imthatold I've been hooked since. His superbowl performance still gives me goosebumps. I remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news of his untimely death. I was overwhelmed by the condolences on my social media; that when people thought of prince, they thought of me. There will never be another. Rest in peace Purple One. #blackhistorymonth#blackhistory#prince#princerogersnelson#purplerain#sheilae#appalonia#sheenaeaston#morrisday#morrisdayandthetime#paisleypark#paisleyparkstudios #theartistformerlyknownasprince #controversy#letsgocrazy #icouldnevertaketheplaceofyourman #kiss#ceelogreene#crazy#wendyandlisa#rosiegaines
Honoring Black History: Honoring the heritage of African American Riders - The Journey of the Iron Elite: African American riders have a long and proud heritage, and continue to make important contributions to the sport and culture of motorcycling. Their experience as bike enthusiasts often mirrored evolving race relations in American society, with segregation and other forms of discrimination keeping many of their stories on the periphery of recorded history. African American racers, cross-country endurance travelers, bike builders, and even motorcycle dealers built a riding community that dates back to the first half of the 20th century. Black servicemen returning from WWII embraced the motorcycle, and gathered into loose-knit riding groups. These quickly evolved into clubs, such as the East Bay Dragons, LA Defiant Ones, State Burners, and Born Losers MC, to name just a few. Today, both African American clubs and individuals carry on the legacy of the past. In 2010, Harley-Davidson launched an outreach initiative aimed at recognizing the contributions of African Americans in the motorcycle community. To find these Iron Elites, the company asked riders to submit their stories, sharing why they ride, what they ride, and who they ride for. #blackhistory Also here is a video series of The Journey of Iron Elite: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Iron+Elite+Part+2&&view=detail&mid=C13BF0AF751604DC7EEAC13BF0AF751604DC7EEA&FORM=VRDGAR&fbclid=IwAR3lU_QEvE5NlxuHupkgaSw0mXfovw6I8_riFNBdxFXbLdp6rDLQ5ZtxTpw
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Meet Kiko Davis!! 💁 She is the ONLY black woman in US that owns her own bank. 💅 Mrs. Davis is the majority stockholder of First Independence Bank based in Detroit, Michigan, one of the 10 most largest black owned banks in the US. How amazing is that?! Yasssss queen! 👑👠💄
@photomack ・・・ I was illegally detained, arrested, and kidnapped by the Delaware State Police today. I was pulled out of my car at gunpoint... and subsequently robbed of my credit card and cash. Didn't get it back... nor is the card that's missing or cash listed on the property report... except for $5 in ones that was in my wallet. I was allegedly pulled over for speeding, but got no ticket. I got a ticket for resisting arrest and 3 traffic offenses. I was also not allowed to file a complaint at the police station after I was released on UNSECURED BOND. I was denied by the LT. on duty at Troop 7. The officers name who stopped me was A Coporal O'Neil... who also revealed himself to be a racist. On the way to the troop he kept referring to YOU PEOPLE. I asked him who was YOU PEOPLE since there was only him and I in the vehicle. Then he proceeded to say I was a worthless piece of shit. He then said you probably didn't funish high school. Your a piece of shit... and he wouldn't give a fuck if YOU PEOPLE died tomorrow. I asked him again who YOU PEOPLE were... and he said society. I said what society? It's just you and me in the vehicle. Then he proceeds to tell me... oh.. go ahead and play the race card to which I replied... I never said anything about race. I asked you who were you referring to when you said YOU PEOPLE. The only question I asked you is why you pulled me over. • Once I started displaying that I knew my rights he started getting pissed. Notice in the video he tries to knock the phone from my hand as he is yanking me from my car. He holsters the weapon and keeps yanking. He then instructs me to REMOVE MY SEATBELT. A few seconds I reached for my phone to record and he yells STOP REACHING FOR SHIT!! So wait... I can reach for my seatbelt at gunpoint, but I can't reach for my phone? -------------------------------------------------- Follow me also @therealremyredd #therealremyredd @colossill (The Black App) #bothervex (BackUp) #blackinamerica
Tonight took me back to my days as a dancer. Aye...I can still get it! 😂 Good times tonight with my sis @rachaellotta watching @alvinailey dance theater. I never miss a year. Thanks Ailey for dope seats! Watch our shenanigans on my IG story. #alvinailey#brandambassador#blackhistory#revelations#atl
"Leaving aside all the physical facts which one can quote, leaving aside rape or murder, leaving aside the bloody catalogue of oppression, which we are in one way too familiar with already, what this does to the subjugated - is to destroy his sense of reality." - James Baldwin, Cambridge University, 1965 (swipe to read excerpt) I Am Not Your Negro is a compilation of excerpts from James Baldwin's writings, interviews and speeches. These also include unpublished texts from a book on the lives of Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King which Baldwin was writing but couldn't finish. Filmmaker Raoul Peck wove these together into a documentary and this accompanying script. It's a short book but really packs a punch. I've heard the film is absolutely phenomenal. Definitely plan to watch it. Have you ready anything for #blackhistorymonth? I know it's a US thing, but then racism isn't. I firmly believe the more we learn about oppression in different contexts, the more equipped we are to face it in our own as well. Also the world is such a global place now, we're all complicit in these issues by participating in a global economy and online community whether we like to admit it or not. I'm tagging in #onceyougoblackout, a tag I've been following recently to get some excellent recs and follow some great discussion. Do check it out. Also a shoutout to @absorbedinpages whose mention of this book/film reminded me to post as well.
Black History Day 22: Madam C.J. Walker •Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss, she invented a line of African-American hair care products in 1905. She promoted her products by traveling around the country giving lecture-demonstrations and eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train sales beauticians. •Her business acumen led her to be one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. She was also known for her philanthropic endeavors, including a donation toward the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913. •During the 1890s, Sarah Breedlove developed a scalp disorder that caused her to lose much of her hair, and she began to experiment with both home remedies and store-bought hair care treatments in an attempt to improve her condition. •At the time of her death, Walker was sole owner of her business, which was valued at more than $1 million. Her personal fortune was estimated at between $600,000 and $700,000. Today, Walker is widely credited as one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biography.com/.amp/people/madam-cj-walker-9522174 . . . . . . #artwork#doubletap#blackhistory#malemodel#slavery#blackhistorypost#fashionblogger#art#beauty#followforfollow#likeforlike#likeforlikes#igers#happy#cute#photooftheday#photography#blackbeauty#explorepage#blackdoctor#history#blacknurse#beyonce#african#academyawards#stylist#fashionadvisor
☝🏾☝🏾Respect!!☝🏾☝🏾 Reposted from @therealremyredd - WE CAN #neverforget WHAT AND WHO WE ARE FIGHTING FOR. It hurst so much to keep adding names to this list. ✊🏾 PLEASE ADD ANY NAMES I MISSES 🙏🏾Alton Sterling 🙏🏾Delron Dempsey🙏🏾Eleanor Bumpurs🙏🏾Anthony Baez🙏🏾Akil Denkins🙏🏾Stephon Clark 🙏🏾 Deravis Caine Rogers 🙏🏾Patrick Harmon 🙏🏾Anthony Ford🙏🏾Kennth Luis🙏🏾Reynaldo Cuevas 🙏🏾Dwayne Jeune🙏🏾AriesClark 🙏🏾Sylville Smith 🙏🏾Aaron Bailey🙏🏾Andrew Kearse🙏🏾Jimmie Sanders🙏🏾Jordan Edwards🙏🏾Sandra Bland🙏🏾Freddie Gray🙏🏾 Gynnya McMillen 🙏🏾Trayvon Martin 🙏🏾Eric Garner 🙏🏾Michael Brown 🙏🏾Ezell Ford 🙏🏾Orlando Barlow 🙏🏾Renisha McBride 🙏🏾Dante Parker 🙏🏾Jordan Davis 🙏🏾John Crawford 🙏🏾Brandon Tate Brown🙏🏾Laquan MacDonald🙏🏾Sam Dubose🙏🏾Alonzo Ashley 🙏🏾Oscar Grant 🙏🏾Kimani Gray 🙏🏾Steven Eugene Washington 🙏🏾Victor Steen 🙏🏾Aiyana Stanley-Jones 🙏🏾Wendell Allen 🙏🏾Aaron Campbell 🙏🏾Kendrec McDade 🙏🏾Timothy Stansbury Jr. 🙏🏾Timothy Russell 🙏🏾Jonathan Ferrell 🙏🏾Ervin Jefferson 🙏🏾Sean Bell 🙏🏾Patrick Dorismond 🙏🏾Amadou Diallo 🙏🏾Ousmane Zongo 🙏🏾Ronald Madison 🙏🏾 Abdi Mohamed 🙏🏾James Brissette 🙏🏾Ramarley Graham 🙏🏾Travares McGill 🙏🏾Jerean Blake 🙏🏾Jersey Green 🙏🏾Sheron Jackson 🙏🏾Duane Brown 🙏🏾Angelo Clark 🙏🏾Steven Rodriguez 🙏🏾Christopher Kissane 🙏🏾Raymond Allen 🙏🏾Justin Sipp 🙏🏾Dante Price 🙏🏾Melvin Lawhorn 🙏🏾Bo Morrison 🙏🏾Nehemiah Dillard 🙏🏾Michael Lembhard 🙏🏾Marquez Smart 🙏🏾Tendai Nhekairo 🙏🏾Rekia Boyd 🙏🏾Stephon Watts 🙏🏾Manuel Loggins Jr.🙏🏾Johnnie Kamahi Warren 🙏🏾 Miriam Carey🙏🏾Tyrone West🙏🏾Lennon Lacy🙏🏾Ronald Johnson
Shirley Chisholm 1924-2005 Shirley was born in Brooklyn, New York, but spent seven years of her childhood in Barbados with her grandmother. When she returned to the United States, she arrived with a new accent and a new sense of boldness others later described as uniquely Caribbean. In college, she became involved in politics and student organizations. She had strong opinions and a fiery determination that made people stop and listen. Shirley worked as a teacher in Brooklyn and made a name for herself as a leader and advocate in her neighborhood. She volunteered and consulted at organizations that lifted up the community, including the Bureau of child welfare, the Brooklyn home for Aged colored people, and the local NAACP. She was active in local political organizations as well, such as the Democratic women's Workshop, the League of Women Voters, and the Bedford-Stuyvesant political League. She stood up for racial equality and Welfare and confronted local politicians. Her outspokenness made her very appealing to the community- and very intimidating to other politicians in power. In 1964, she earned a seat in the New York State Assembly, and in 1968 she became the first black woman elected to the US Congress. She made waves when she crossed party lines and stood up to the old leaders of her party. She was an independent thinker and was never one to stay in her own lane. In 1972, she announced her run for president, making history as the first woman and first person of color to bid for a major party nomination. She ultimately lost, but she did achieve her goal of making her party more aware of and responsive to the people. #shirleychisholm#blackgirlsrock#blackhistory#blackhistorymonth#blackexcellence#blackpower#melanin#blackgirlmagic#blackandproud#blackculture#blackwoman#history#africanamerican#blackunity#blacklivesmatter
Black History - Day 22: Florence Beatrice Price (1887 - 1953): Classical composer and pianist. She was the first African-American woman composer whose work was performed by a leading US orchestra.⠀ ⠀ Price learned how to play piano as a child, gave her first piano performance at the age of 4 and was a published composer by the age of 14. She eventually settled in Chicago, working odd jobs and writing music, and by the end of the 1920s, she made some headway as her songs were being published. In 1933, her award-winning "Symphony in E Minor" was performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, making her the first African American woman to have her work performed by a major orchestra. In a professional career spanning several decades, Price created more than 300 compositions and was on of the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. #blackhistory#blackhistorymonth#knowyourhistory 📚 #florenceprice
“You think you are working hard but there are people working harder. So there are no excuses.” @_arioneal - guitarist for Beyoncé • #shethrives in the DMV... profiles of remarkable women making #blackhistory in the DC area. Watch Saturday at 5:30am and Sunday at 11:30am on @nbcwashington.
#blackhistorymonth#blackhistory day 22 Dick Gregory, He performed primarily to black audiences at segregated clubs until 1961, when he became the first black comedian to successfully cross over to white audiences, appearing on television and putting out comedy record albums.
A special panel of women who cover the White House - moderated by @meaganfitzgerald. See more of this discussion in #shethrives in the DMV... profiles of remarkable women making #blackhistory in the DC area. Watch Saturday at 5:30am and Sunday at 11:30am on @nbcwashington.
I didn’t have the privilege of knowing any of my grandfathers because fate took them long before I was born, but I have had several “grandpas” growing up who have willingly filled that void. I’ve claimed Mr. Lawrence as my newest great-grandfather figure, however. Cause if my great-grandfathers were still around, they’d be his age by now. 😁👍🏽 Lawrence’s knowledge about this world and his time in the Army overseas is so grand and detailed. I can only imagine the things he has told me he’s lived through. If you have a chance to meet him, you won’t want to leave because he’s just THAT infectious. I’m learning so much from him and the way he carries himself. I aspire to be like him when I grow up. #appreciationpost#wwiivet#blackhistory#blackhistorymonth#nola#neworleans#wwii#armyveteran#armyvet#veteran#america#blackamerica#history
earlier this month, i had the opportunity to host our second @blackbeauty swap at @theassemblysf. it was a rainy and terribly windy afternoon, but these beauties showed up! we ate and drank healthy things, shared beauty tips and made new friends. the goal of the event is to swap instead of shop. to try new products without breaking the bank and meet new folks along the way. . HUGE thank you to our sponsors: @healthade for setting up a ‘booch bar where people got to sample kombucha and make mocktails, @baresnacks for providing the best fruit chips around, @dhcbeauty for providing the cutest sube sube travel skincare sets and of course @theassemblysf for providing the gorgeous space. . i am so excited by what we’ve built so far and i can’t wait for future installments of @blackbeautyswap! #shareblackstories
"The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" really is an epic read, in both senses of the word: for its length (622 pages) and because it's absolutely amazing. . Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson traces the story of the migration of African Americans from the South to the North in the early 20th century. The migration happened from places in the South such as Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois and Florida to Northern cities such as Chicago, New York, Washington DC and even LA because of a range of socioeconomic factors and the absolutely inhumane treatment of blacks in the South. The stories of arbitrary beatings, lynchings, Jim Crow segregation laws and the overall subhuman status given to blacks really are heartbreaking. . Although these immigrants find better opportunities in the North and the chance to be treated as human if not equal, the cities of the North present their own set of challenges, especially for the children of the migrants: crime, drugs, the cycle of poverty, parents having to leave their children unattended to work long hours at the lowest paying jobs. . Although my synopsis sounds pretty depressing, there is a lot of humour, warmth and intrigue in the way the stories are told. It reads like a great novel rather than sociological commentary. . Warmth of Other Suns is a really important book because it challenges a lot of myths and assumptions about black families, the causes of their poverty and the cycle of violence and crime they find themselves in. This historical context is particularly important when we look at what's happening in present day America. . I listened to this book on @audible and really enjoyed the narration. I'm giving it 5 stars. . #booksofig#bookstagram#bookish#bookworm#bookstagrampakistan#reading#booktag#dubaireaders#booksofinstagram#booknerd#booklove#bookobsessed#bookstagramfeature#becauseofreading#ilovebooks#igreads#ilovereading#bookstagrammer